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Mobile library information accessibility

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Dear East Ayrshire Council,

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 make it mandatory for websites to meet a set of accessibility requirements. The website should meet the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standard, and an accessibility statement should be published.

Although applicable to all local government website online content, I am investigating the current accessibility of mobile library information, and the steps being taken to make this accessible by the relevant legislation deadlines.

Could you let me know:

1. Is your mobile library information contained within the council website, or a third party (e.g. library system or service provider) website?

2. Was the website published before or after 23 September 2018? If a similar site existed before this date, substantial changes to the website would count as a 'new' site.

3. Does the current published content for mobile libraries meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards? If so, please supply results of the relevant accessibility audit.

4. If not, what steps are you taking to make sure that this content is accessible?

Yours faithfully,

Dave Rowe

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Phelps, Donna, East Ayrshire Council

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Dear Dave,

Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

I refer to your correspondence dated 11th November 2019 requesting information in relation to mobile libraries.

The Council is treating your request as a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and can respond as follows:

Please note that libraries within the East Ayrshire area are operated by East Ayrshire Leisure. A response to your questions should therefore be sought from the following:

[email address]

or post to:

Jackie Biggart
East Ayrshire Leisure
Western Road
KILMARNOCK
KA3 1LL

I trust this information has been of assistance to you and I have attached a leaflet to confirm your rights.

Kind regards

Donna Phelps
Freedom of Information Team
East Ayrshire Council
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
KA3 7BU

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